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the application of statistical methods and measurement methods to biological phenomena.
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The statistical study of biological phenomena.
2. The measurement of physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, DNA, or retinal patterns, for use in verifying the identity of individuals.
bi′o·met′ric, bi′o·met′ri·cal adj.
Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics—e.g., fingerprints, facial structure or iris—acting as a security alternative to passwords.
(1) The statistical analysis of biologic phenomena—e.g., life events, such as births and deaths.
(2) Calculation of life expectancy.
The statistical study of biological events.
biometricsHealth informatics Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics–eg, fingerprints, facial structure or patterns in the eye. See Authentication.
biometricsThe statistical study of biological data.
biometricsthe analysis of biological data by means of statistical or mathematical techniques.
n the science of the application of statistical methods to biologic facts.
the application of statistical methods to biological data.